Long summer days, lend hope to ticking off some of those ' to-do ' chores around the place.
The head gardener and I painted my little potting shed this week, it soaked up the paint like a giant sponge.
Hopefully, it won't need another coat for a decade or more.
Several of the perennials have already stopped blooming for the season, and others are just arriving.
We'll be pulling, and weeding, and digging and tending, until the first frost arrives.
I spent the day at my daughter's hobby farm yesterday, she's having a clean-out, seems we always accumulate too much stuff !
We are open to suggestions :)
The donkeys followed us as we drove up on the hill, hoping we were carrying vanilla wafers, they will do anything for a handful.
Inside the barn, the swallows' nests are filled with babies. Such a sweet sight, watching those little yellow beaks appearing over the nests, when their parents were within earshot.
Nature never fails to renew my spirit.